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Why Tesla Dominates US Electric Car Sales

Rolling through another month of US electric car sales, I’m struck again by how much a few models dominate sales. Actually, I’m struck by how much Tesla’s two high-end (expensive) cars dominate US electric car sales. Before I go further, I should note that Tesla’s sales numbers are not official — they are estimated based on […]

April 6th

6 Models = 71% Of US Electric Car Sales

Also published on CleanTechnica. See our Electric Car Sales page for a deeper look at US, European, and Chinese electric car sales. US electric car sales jumped approximately 68% in February 2017 vs February 2016. Fully electric car sales were up 74%, while plug-in hybrid sales were up 61%. For the first two months of the year, that puts […]

March 6th

Man To Chevy Dealer: “Hey, You Got Any Bolts?”

A guy walks into a local Chevy dealer. Says, “Hey, you guys got any Bolts? That’s Bolt, with a B.” In return, the guy receives blank stares from the sales staff … replaced shortly by smiles, a negatory on the Bolt, and a verbal rundown of all the great models on the lot the guy would just love, such as the Cruze, the Sonic, the Malibu, and yes, the Volt. The Spark went unmentioned.

January 31st

Electric Car Sales Grew 51% In December & 30% In 2016 (US Electric Car Sales Report)

The EV market as a whole saw 30% growth for 2016 (compared to 2016) and 51% for December 2016 (compared to December 2015), which would be great for normal cars but may seem a bit weak on the surface for those of us who know how fast EV sales should and could be growing. But remember that 2016 was more of a prep year than a breakout year. This year (2017) and next (2018) are likely to be the big breakout years, thanks to the real arrival of the Chevy Bolt and the expected arrival of the Tesla Model 3.

January 6th

Top US Electric Car Brands Are BMW … & Ford? (Aside From Tesla, Of Course)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. BMW cars with a plug, electric motor, and battery are now approximately 1 out of every 16 BMW USA passenger car sales (6.4% of such sales), based on November’s sales split. That includes sales from 3 fully electric and plug-in hybrid BMW models: the BMW i3, BMW i8, and BMW 330e. The BMW X5 […]

December 12th

US Electric Car Sales — Up 44% In November

Also published on CleanTechnica and our Electric Car Sales page. The top 5 electric car models continue to dominate US electric car sales … for now. The Chevy Bolt hitting the market is sure to shake things up a bit, particularly as production ramps up and GM offers the car beyond California and Oregon. However, […]

December 3rd

US Electric Car Sales Up 13% In October, Up 26% This Year

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. US electric car sales continue to trend up, even despite many buyers holding out for a coming Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3. Not much has changed at the top of the leaderboard, but note that I’ve updated historical Tesla sales to […]

November 7th

US Electric Car Sales Up 20% In 2016

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. US electric car sales climbed to 0.87% of the US car market in September. Yes, we still have a long ways to go. The general story is that the US electric car market is still dominated by Tesla, a couple of plug-in […]

October 9th

US Electric Car Sales — 14 Highlights From August

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. Numbers are in, and not a great deal has changed in the US electric car market since July, but it is always fun to look at the numbers and pick out some highlights. Here are 10 key highlights for this […]

September 4th

Top Electric Car Companies By EV Battery Sales (H1 2015)

The electric vehicle battery market remained more or less recognizable during June 2016. The most recent figures from Jose Pontes show that Tesla/Panasonic has maintained a huge lead in the #1 spot, as one would expect; that BYD has maintained a comfortable 2nd place position; and that Nissan is holding on to 3rd place with a big margin. To […]

August 20th

Chevy Volt & Tesla Model S & X Lead US Electric Car Sales Surge

Energy independence is creeping into the US passenger car market more and more, led by Tesla Motors but also by ZEV mandates in 9 states and resulting EV efforts from a few auto companies. In the month of July, electric car sales surged 48% — mostly on the back of Tesla, but also due to big jumps in sales of […]

August 7th

US Electric Car Sales Up 2.1% In June

US electric car sales rose slightly (2.1%) in June 2016 compared to June 2015, but were up 8.5% for the year through June. That said, fully electric cars were down 35% in June, and 11% for the year through June (while plug-in hybrids were up 68% and 45.7%, respectively). There are a variety of factors that […]

July 6th

Chevy Volt Takes #1 Spot In US Electric Car Sales

Reminder: Monthly US EV sales reports are now published here — the current month’s report as well as reports from previous months (but just one previous month so far). Chevy Volt rose to #1 again, after many, many months trailing other popular electric vehicle models on the US car market. Granted, my estimate for Tesla Model S […]

June 3rd

15 Interesting Europe Electric Car Charts

The European Alternative Fuels Observatory recently reached out to let me know about the fascinating electric car data it aggregates and organizes for the European market. Its website is a treasure trove of fun electric car sales charts and tables. I just picked out 15 of my favorites for this article. Top-Selling Fully Electric Cars […]

May 30th